BBC micro:bit V2
BBC micro:bit V2
The BBC micro:bit is back and better than ever! Version 2 of this popular board features a new built in Speaker, Microphone, more computing power, and improved power circuit. Best of all, it is still compatible with existing accessories, code, and lesson plans.
On the electronics side the micro:bit V2 is very well featured. The built in sensors, LEDs, and buttons give plenty to experiment with before moving on to external designed circuits. An onboard accelerometer and compass make detection of motion and orientation possible. A 5×5 matrix of red LEDs allows for scrolling text, designs, or sensor outputs to be displayed in unique and creative ways. The two programmable buttons can be used for inputs or simply to start and stop programs. A speaker and microphone allow it to sense sound and playback basic sounds. Even the micro:bit logo functions as a touch compatible button. Version 2 also sees the addition of an improved power circuit with power saving sleep mode.
Want to incorporate additional electronics? A 20 pin edge connector and 5 easily accessible alligator clip holes allow for external buttons, add-on boards, sensors, and other electronics to be connected.
The micro:bit uses a micro USB cable for programming and power. Alternatively, there is a JST connector on the back of the micro:bit where a 3V battery pack can be plugged in. To gain access all of the available pins in the edge connector we have a handy Breakout Board by Sparkfun available.
- 64 MHz Arm Cortex-M4 with FPU
- 512KB Flash
- Two Programmable Buttons
- Onboard Speaker
- Battery Saver Mode
- 200 mA available for accessories
- Onboard Light, Compass, Accelerometer and Temp Sensors
- MicroUSB Connector
- Dimensions: 4 x 5cm
- 5×5 Red LED Array
- 128KB RAM
- 2.4 Ghz Micro:bit Radio/BLE 5.0 Smart Antenna
- Three Digital/Analog Input/Output Rings
- Onboard microphone with LED indicator
- Two Power Rings — 3V and GND
- 20-pin Edge Connector
- JST Battery Connector
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